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Monsanto Links with Evogene for Nitrogen Utilization Genes

1:22 PM MDT | September 25, 2007 | CW Editorial Staff

Monsanto says it has entered into an agreement with Evogene (Rehovot, Israel), under which Monsanto gains exclusive rights to several nitrogen utilization genes discovered by Evogene. Monsanto says it will evaluate the use of these genes with nitrogen utilization genes in its R&D pipeline for corn, soybeans, canola, and cotton. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Improving nitrogen use efficiency in crops has immense value not only for farmers but also for our environment," says Fred Below, professor/crop physiology at the University of Illinois...

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